Thursday, September 07, 2006

Dijon Thompson Gets Work Out With Blazers

By Bruin Basketball Report

Former UCLA Bruin forward Dijon Thompson reported to the Portland Trail Blazers' practice facility and is expected to work out for the team this week.

A free-agent, Thompson played in 10 games last season with the Phoenix Suns, averaging 2.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.3 minutes per game.

He also played four games for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League averaging 13.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 35 minutes.

The former Bruin star was selected in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft (54th overall) by the New York Knicks and was later traded to the Suns.

In his last three seasons at UCLA, Thompson averaged 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals.

Thompson will have plenty of competition to make the preseason Blazers' camp roster; Portland already has Darius Miles and Travis Outlaw at small foward along with swingmen Martell Webster and 2006 first-round draft pick Brandon Roy.


(photo credit: AP)


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